World Languages & Cultures
Learn about the emphases in our new World Languages & Cultures major
Welcome to World Languages & Cultures!
The Department of World Languages & Cultures is the largest and most diverse in the College, culturally and programmatically. Our programs and courses offer multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, literature, culture, and language education. All foreign languages and their respective literatures at the University of Utah are taught in the Department, which provides students with a forum for research and education in more than 20 linguistic and literary traditions.
Why World Languages & Cultures? HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
The WLC Department is now offering virtual language placement testing for students who would like to be placed into the appropriate language class or who would like to purchase lower-division language credits. Click the link below for the most current information about language placement testing, including virtual test instructions.
Study Abroad Programs
Find out more about the faculty-led study abroad programs offered by the WLC Department
Study Abroad & Transfer Credits
Learn how to make your past or upcoming study abroad or transfer credits count toward your WLC degree
Learn more about our Bridge Programs, opportunities, careers, course requirements, and scholarships
Spring 2023 Course Descriptions
No Language Background?
Diversity and Equity Statement - The Department of World Languages and Cultures is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.
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